- Council Appeals For Witnesses After Chilwell Park Vandalised
Council Appeals For Witnesses After Chilwell Park Vandalised
“I am saddened by these acts of mindless vandalism” said Councillor Helen Skinner, Chair of the Environment and Climate Change Committee and Ward Member for Chilwell West.
“This selfish behaviour from just a few people not only affects all those who use the park and treat it well, but also the tax payer, who ultimately ends up paying for the repairs. I’d like to thank our Environment Team who work hard to repair damage on our parks as soon as they can so that children can get back to enjoying themselves at the play areas. I would urge any residents who witnessed this incident or any suspicious behaviour to report it.”
The Council’s Playground Inspector, Jim Wynne was first made aware of the latest incident on Tuesday 20th August after major damage to the platforms and climbing ladder on the large climbing structure. This follows two previous incidents earlier this month when the same climbing frame was vandalised, leaving it unsafe.
The play area is currently closed, whilst the Council obtains the necessary spare platforms, ladders and support chains to make the equipment safe and useable.
The Police have been notified and are reviewing CCTV from the park. Witnesses are encouraged to come forward with information by phoning the police non-emergency number on 101.